XL Group Ltd.Find Ratings Reports
XL GROUP LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.37% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2769.27||2717.1|
|Net Income ($mil)||152.65||152.84|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||5965.92|
|Total Assets ($mil)||65337.96||61024.62|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3240.46||2648.35|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||8.06||10.15|
|Return on Assets||-0.85||0.93|
|Return on Equity||-4.98||5.21|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||258.17||263.74|
|Div / share||0.22||0.22|
|Book value / share||43.52||41.61|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5875786.0||3041297.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.26 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.91. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, XL GROUP LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|XL NM||Peers 19.13||XL NA||Peers 22.01|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
XL's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|XL 14.33||Peers 14.33||XL NA||Peers 0.80|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
XL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|XL 1.26||Peers 1.91||XL -206.69||Peers -77.66|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
XL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, XL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|XL 1.26||Peers 1.46||XL 4.36||Peers 8.83|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
XL is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
XL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth